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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By babo
Yes, thats what I thought too. But the change in...

Yes, thats what I thought too. But the change in the behavior perfectly coincides with battery being reconnected

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By babo
Cant reinit the key

After battery was pulled during the work 2 weeks ago, key stopped responding. I followed the instruction s how to init key, but it wont respond.
Last week after another repair was done, key...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By babo
Not to argue, but, in my view, the maintenance...

Not to argue, but, in my view, the maintenance cost should not exceed certain value. For me - its a price of lease of a decent vehicle. And one more work like this and this vehicle will be done for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By babo
Reservoir, thermostat and pipe had to be...

Reservoir, thermostat and pipe had to be replaced. Total cost $500.
Great :((.
I also need to do struts and ujoin.
This vehicle is quickly reaching end of life. And its only 120k miles.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By babo
Wife thinks she saw a big wet spot under the car...

Wife thinks she saw a big wet spot under the car on Monday. Today she noticed indicator coming up a few times. And when I drove in the evening indicator came up several times to.
Im almost sure now...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By babo
What prelci? Sent from BimmerApp mobile app

What prelci?

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By babo
Just sharing my experience. Iphone 5- after...

Just sharing my experience.
Iphone 5- after some time (30/50minutes) radio unit ,apparently, loses the connection to iPhone. This behaviour is corresponding to the temperature of the iphone. As...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By babo
Here is what I read...

Here is what I read https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071220093122AAHSyPY
Question is is this relevant to bmw?

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By babo
Coolant low - constantly

Morning,
Recently an indicator "coolant low" came up for a few minutes. So I checked the level and found the stick to be below min level.
I let an engine to cool and, while still a bit warm I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By babo
Great. Thank you . Will do that. Sent from...

Great. Thank you . Will do that.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By babo
You are right. Init on sunroof fixed the problem....

You are right. Init on sunroof fixed the problem.
What is the greeze I should use for sunroof?

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By babo
Thank you for your input. Took multimeter and...

Thank you for your input.
Took multimeter and went downstairs :
a. The positive clam on the battery was loose - i can move it with my fingers.
b. Battery showed 12.6 V with engine off.

I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By babo
{RESOLVED} electircal problem? - complete shutdown during the rain

Morning,
i'm not sure how the following events related, if at all:

a. last week the sun roof became semi-operational - in order to close or open it i have to push the button many times. Every...
Forum: General BMW 05-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By babo
Thumbs down no more wiper refills?

am i missing something or _all_ local stores ( 07601) discontinued wiper blade refills _at all_?
nobody carries just a simple cheap refills - i've been buying those for years for a few bucks and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
Yup did that too. Sent from my SGH-T989...

Yup did that too.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
I took the cover (black silver plastic) off. It...

I took the cover (black silver plastic) off. It was on two bolts and two nuts. Took the wiring for plugs and xabel for O2 sensor out.
Took plugs out obviously.
When I took those 11 nuts out there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
Thats one is for n52 enigine. Seemed to be very...

Thats one is for n52 enigine. Seemed to be very different than mine which is m54 ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M54)

I followed this one - http://youtu.be/frl1eUKtkus

Sent from my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
I was not able to pry the gasket open. there...

I was not able to pry the gasket open.
there were 11 bolts around the gasket and 3 or 4 in the center where the plugs were.
What did i miss?:dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By babo
Well apparently I didnt plug the connector ibto...

Well apparently I didnt plug the connector ibto the socket so there was no sound from iphone. :rolleyes:
But now both phones work great.
Thank you gentlemen.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By babo
Haven't tried charging. Let me check and ill...

Haven't tried charging. Let me check and ill report back


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
Gents, you were right - i found valve gasket...

Gents, you were right - i found valve gasket leaking and i think oil gasket leaking too. The local shop asked $800 in repairs. I plan to do VG myself once the weather is cooperating. Not sure about...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By babo
Finally got around to install the AUX. G2 works...

Finally got around to install the AUX. G2 works fine, Iphone 5s doesn't. no idea why.
here is the link to my post http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x3-e83-forum/95595-aux-input-navi.html
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
Re: Smelly heat

Hmm... I replaced spark plugs last year and I did notice oil on one of them.
There is no smell under the hood when I pop it. But again smell goes away rather fast - 2 minutes.
I'll proceed with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
Re: Smelly heat

Its like a burning candle. If you ever been to a small church full of burning candles. I think that's the smell.
Also sometimes like plastic.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By babo
Smelly heat

Happy holidays!

Irregularly , mostly after 40-60 minutes of heat been on, nasty smell of something burning comes into the cabin. If I turn heat off and wait maybe 10 minutes before turning it back...
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